Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

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  • pleaseresearch

    This is good from the Pope and really puts a lot of shame on our GB. I could never see them doing this.


    Pope Francis has condemned the "atrocities" of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world's 1.2bn Roman Catholics.

    The letter to "the People of God" calls for an end to the "culture of death" in the Church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and asks for forgiveness.

    Last week a grand jury report detailed seven decades of abuse in Pennsylvania.

    The landmark investigation found more than 1,000 identifiable minors had been abused by 300 priests in the US state.

    Thousands more are thought to have fallen victim. The inquiry found evidence of systematic cover-ups by the Church, with many cases now too old for prosecution.

    After the report was made public, the Vatican said the Pope was on the side of victims against "predator" priests.

  • Simon

    I find it hard to believe that the Church didn't know all this was going on so his apology is hollow and for PR damage control - they are sorry when they got caught, they didn't go to the authorities with these crimes AFAIK.

  • ThomasCovenant

    All 1.2 billion Catholics should be ashamed of themselves for being part of that shitty religion.

  • Simon
    All 1.2 billion Catholics should be ashamed of themselves for being part of that shitty religion

    Exactly. This is evidence that the organization is not 'run by god'. It's just a bunch of men, and sick lowlife men at that.

    Real change will only happen when their customers stop giving them money.


  • Vidiot

    Gotta admit, though...

    ...Francis is a breath of fresh air compared to Darth Benedict.


    I bet the Dubs are all over this...

    DD 😑

  • sparky1

    "Real change will only happen when their customers stop giving them money."- Simon


    Look out Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses......your turn is coming!

  • WTWizard

    They are not sorry. All they did was give a speech that promises not to do it again and to clean up the mess they already made, only to go right back and do it again and welsh on their promises. Every single Jewish, xian, and muslim religion is guilty of this crap and none are truly repentant. This has been going on ever since that damnation book has been written--destroy societies, pretend to be sorry, the public becomes complacent, then they repeat the crimes (not sins, crimes). From the Yom Kippur rituals to absolve themselves of promises, to the xian rot that nails their crimes to that rag on the stick, to muslims that blow up infidels in the name of allah, they are all rotten.

    And no, the jokehovian witlesses are no better. As with the cat lick church, they have their abusers. Unlike the cat lick church, they send these scum from door to door. And, as with the cat lick church, every single child that attends these boasting sessions is spiritually abused. They both take the fun out of life--maybe the cat lick church is a bit more lax in enforcement, but I never liked either one. And, as with the cat lick church, they are using this energy to enslave mankind under the worst conditions. All three of these foul religious platforms want to plunge us into full communism where simply thinking the wrong thing will get you thrown in the gulags, and spiritual or scientific advancement is impossible.

    Besides, who wants to speak "the pure language" found in that damnation book? Given that they are so blatantly focused on Israel, I can guess what that language is supposed to be--Hebrew. Do you want to be forced to use that language exclusively? As of now, there isn't even one country that relies exclusively on Hebrew for the common people (even the rabbis in Israel speak fluent English). Their language is written backwards (do you wish to have ink smudges on the paper if you are right handed, which more than 90% of us are, every time you write something?) Even the letters are backwards characters ripped off from ancient languages. Pure? I don't think so.

  • cofty

    Empty words from the Pope. The Roman Catholic Church is rotten to the core. Not one single word from the Pope about what he is going to do about his pedophile Bishops and Priests. He has a long history of protecting abusers.

    'Whereas transparency is typically advised, the church remains quiet about its investigations and disciplinary procedures. It does not release any data on the inquiries it has carried out. A proposed tribunal for judging bishops accused of negligence or coverup was quashed by the Vatican department that was supposed to help implement it. And, rather than being fired and publicly admonished, offending church leaders are typically allowed to resign without explanation...'

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